Give to Live

Give to Live 2017 Stewardship Campaign Our bodies are created in God’s image, which means we are designed to be extravagantly generous. Giving is good for our health all around – body, mind, and spirit. Studies have shown that people who are more


Longing for Home

Remember the first time you left home? Maybe it was to spend the night at a friend’s house, head off to summer camp, or leave for the military or school. What were your fears? Your sources of excitement? Or perhaps, if you were born into a home tha


Summers with Superheroes and Seuss

I intentionally look for summer worship themes that are lighter and fun, just as the season suggests. This year, I’m excited to be spending June with some of the “Superheroes of Scripture” who will also appear during Vacation Bible School (June


“Roll Down, Justice!” Lenten Series and Events

Lent is a season of preparation. In the early church, new followers of Jesus would spend the 40 days in prayer, fasting, study, and preparation for baptism on Easter Sunday. This year we’re   going to remember our baptisms together, preparing our


Covenant Renewal

As a goal-oriented person, I love setting resolutions at the beginning of a year or a major life transition. It’s how I’ve encouraged myself to exercise, read the Bible, learn the guitar, and practice some Spanish. There are of course far more re


Advent 2016 ~ Learning to Walk in the Dark

What is your relationship with darkness? Are you like me, turning on every light in the house because you’re anxious about stubbing your toe? Or do you relish the darkness as a place to explore, reflect, or gaze at the stars? We live in a culture t


Abundant Life

Abundant Life – Youth Ministry I know the abundant life of Jesus in my life today because I was blessed to grow up in a church that invested in youth ministry.  My church didn’t see youth as the future of the church, but as the Body of Chris


Summer Sermon Series

When Jesus preached, he occasionally began with Scripture, such as the passage from Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because God has anointed me to bring good news to the poor …”   More often than not, Jesus began with examples